Apparently, Marvel President, Kevin Feige, had met with a number of writers before opting for Schaeffer who's already impressed people in Hollywood with her Black Listed script, The Shower, which is now in the works with Anne Hathaway set to star.
The highly anticipated "Black Widow" standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson has roped in Jac Schaeffer to pen the script. Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several candidates before tapping Schaeffer, reported Variety.
At the moment the project hasn't been officially greenlit, but this is a good development for the Black Widow movie.
Marvel executives have also met Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a "Black Widow" writer.
Johansson has appeared as the character in six films, the next one being this summer's "Avengers: Infinity War".
Hathaway was so impressed with her work that she soon tapped Schaeffer to write "Nasty Women", a new female-centric take on "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" that also stars Hathaway. The Disney short "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" is another brainchild of Schaeffer. How could Marvel be beaten to the punch by DC Comics to make the first female-led superhero movie?
First-time Marvel director Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok, said in October he's open to making a Black Widow movie that would be "crazy and a bit funnier" than audiences expect. But think about the other recent additions to the MCU's ever-growing slate that featured a single character's name in the title.
However, despite Black Widow's prominence in the MCU and her popularity among fans, Romanoff continued to be relegated to the sidelines with supporting roles.